GE opens Middle East Aviation Technology Center
Today, GE opened their Middle East Aviation Technology Center to support customers’ operations by leveraging data analytics, domain experience and software capabilities to increase productivity, maximize performance and minimize down time for customers using GE’s platform for the Industrial Internet.
“The Aviation Technology Center provides the environment and expertise to collaborate with our customers to identify challenges while looking at the entire aviation ecosystem. It will support our customers from our engines, to our services, to our software,” said Gary Mercer, vice president of Engineering Services for GE Aviation. “The center has evolved to become a state-of-the-art space that will look at thousands of parameters on both aircraft engines and systems in order to provide insights for broad customer operations and drive significant outcomes.” Click here for a video on the center.
The center is located at Dubai Airport Free Zone, Al Quds Street D91 in Dubai. It will enhance the service level for GE systems and engines, serve as a regional customer and product support hub, and be a place where data scientists, user experience designers and application developers can help the customer use the Predix platform to solve business challenges.
“We’re supporting the success of our customers across the aviation ecosystem by uniting analytics and physics with software solutions built on the Predix platform,” said Jim Daily vice president, Systems and Digital Engineering & Technology, GE Aviation. “We see the center as a vibrant facility focused on customer outcomes, where GE and airlines in the region can exchange ideas and collaborate as the world of data grows and changes.”
“The center’s team of design engineers, data scientists and software developers will have a wide set of skills in the aviation industry, as well as in other domains, to provide diversity across the Industrial Internet,” said Samer Aljabari, executive director for GE’s Middle-East Aviation Technology Center. “Our engineers are dedicated to using GE’s FastWorks process to quickly understand, develop and test data analytics solutions prior to full-scale development.”
The advancements in data and analytic technologiesat GE’s Middle East Aviation Technology Center are examples of where GE is taking Predix, the cloud-based platform for creating innovative, Industrial Internet applications that turn real-time operational data into actionable insights.
GE provides knowledge, capacity building and training to empower the region’s workforce. Thirty percent of the Middle East and North Africa’s population is between the ages of 15 and 29. In the UAE, we’re partnering with the Mubadala Development Company to build local capacity by empowering local talent through trainings at our Leadership Acceleration for Business (LAB) initiative.
With 76 nationalities working in the region, GE proudly fosters diversity in the workforce. To accelerate the advancement of women, the Women’s Network, an affinity network at GE, creates opportunities for female employees to cultivate their leadership and business skills. GE is not just watching as the region realizes its future; we’re partnering to help build it.